The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 104 104 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.31% 18.28% 23.62%
As % of the Vendors category 48.15% 40.31% 49.59%
Number of salaries quoted 68 96 111
Average salary £38,230 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £21,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £44,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
216 258 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.26% 45.34% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 167 231 212
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston 0 20 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Blackburn +15 12 £38,230 +82.04% 4
Lytham St Annes - 5 £42,500 -
Blackpool -8 4 £60,000 +52.86% 2
Chorley -3 3 £22,000 -26.66%
Burnley -7 2 £37,500 +72.01%
Accrington - 2 £23,500 - 1
Lancaster -10 1 - - 2
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £21,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 94 (47.47%) .NET
2 81 (40.91%) SQL
3 80 (40.40%) SQL Server
4 78 (39.39%) MS Excel
5 76 (38.38%) C#
6 51 (25.76%) Windows
7 46 (23.23%) HTML
8 44 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 41 (20.71%) ASP.NET
9 41 (20.71%) CSS
10 38 (19.19%) .NET Framework
11 35 (17.68%) XML
11 35 (17.68%) MVC
11 35 (17.68%) jQuery
11 35 (17.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 34 (17.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 29 (14.65%) SharePoint
13 29 (14.65%) MS Exchange
14 28 (14.14%) MS Office
14 28 (14.14%) Active Directory
14 28 (14.14%) VMware
15 27 (13.64%) SOAP
16 26 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (12.63%) T-SQL
18 24 (12.12%) PHP
18 24 (12.12%) Finance
19 23 (11.62%) Citrix
19 23 (11.62%) WCF
19 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (14.65%) SharePoint
1 29 (14.65%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.05%) IIS
4 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.02%) SAS
6 4 (2.02%) Lync
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.01%) Drupal
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (39.39%) MS Excel
2 28 (14.14%) MS Office
3 6 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.51%) MS Project
6 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.51%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.51%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.61%) Firewall
2 15 (7.58%) SAN
3 11 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.55%) LAN
5 8 (4.04%) Wireless
6 7 (3.54%) WAN
7 6 (3.03%) VPN
8 5 (2.53%) NAS
8 5 (2.53%) VoIP
9 3 (1.52%) TETRA
9 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.01%) ADSL
10 2 (1.01%) Intranet
10 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.51%) VLAN
11 1 (0.51%) IPsec
11 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.51%) PABX
11 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (40.40%) SQL Server
2 35 (17.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (17.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.02%) MS Access
9 4 (2.02%) DTS
9 4 (2.02%) MySQL
9 4 (2.02%) EDMS
10 2 (1.01%) OLAP
10 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.52%) NUnit
4 2 (1.01%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.01%) MSTest
4 2 (1.01%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (1.01%) Moq
5 1 (0.51%) Phing
5 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.51%) MyEclipse
General
1 24 (12.12%) Finance
2 7 (3.54%) Marketing
3 6 (3.03%) Retail
3 6 (3.03%) Billing
4 5 (2.53%) Advertising
5 4 (2.02%) Legal
5 4 (2.02%) Local Government
6 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (50.00%) Developer
2 33 (16.67%) Analyst
3 28 (14.14%) Software Developer
4 22 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 17 (8.59%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.59%) Developer Analyst
6 16 (8.08%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (7.07%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.05%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
10 8 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.04%) IT Support
11 7 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) Junior
11 7 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
12 6 (3.03%) Junior Developer
12 6 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (47.47%) .NET
2 46 (23.23%) HTML
3 41 (20.71%) ASP.NET
3 41 (20.71%) CSS
4 38 (19.19%) .NET Framework
5 35 (17.68%) jQuery
5 35 (17.68%) XML
6 27 (13.64%) SOAP
7 23 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (11.62%) WCF
8 16 (8.08%) Grails
8 16 (8.08%) ADO.NET
8 16 (8.08%) XSL
9 15 (7.58%) Web Services
10 12 (6.06%) HTML5
11 11 (5.56%) Ajax
12 5 (2.53%) Java EE
12 5 (2.53%) JSP
13 4 (2.02%) XSLT
13 4 (2.02%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.55%) iPhone
4 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.03%) Clustering
6 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.02%) Replication
8 3 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) CCTV
10 1 (0.51%) FMCG
10 1 (0.51%) W3C
10 1 (0.51%) AS400
10 1 (0.51%) iSeries
10 1 (0.51%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.76%) Windows
2 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (10.10%) Windows 7
4 13 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.52%) Linux
9 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) Android
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.68%) MVC
2 26 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.10%) Performance Management
4 19 (9.60%) Mentoring
5 18 (9.09%) Project Management
6 17 (8.59%) Time Management
7 16 (8.08%) Multithreading
7 16 (8.08%) Parallel Computing
7 16 (8.08%) Load Testing
8 15 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (7.58%) CRM
9 14 (7.07%) ITIL
10 12 (6.06%) Web Development
11 11 (5.56%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.56%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.05%) ERP
12 10 (5.05%) Release Management
13 9 (4.55%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.04%) Data Management
14 8 (4.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.91%) SQL
2 76 (38.38%) C#
3 44 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.63%) T-SQL
5 24 (12.12%) PHP
6 22 (11.11%) Java
7 16 (8.08%) Objective-C
7 16 (8.08%) Groovy
8 14 (7.07%) VB
9 13 (6.57%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.55%) VB6
11 5 (2.53%) C
12 4 (2.02%) Python
13 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.01%) VBA
14 1 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.51%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 19 (9.60%) Degree
2 18 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.05%) CCNA
3 10 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.53%) MCP
4 5 (2.53%) PMP
4 5 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.02%) MCSE
6 3 (1.52%) MCSD
6 3 (1.52%) HND
6 3 (1.52%) CCNP
7 2 (1.01%) MCSA
7 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.01%) MCTS
7 2 (1.01%) MCITP
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.51%) ACCA
8 1 (0.51%) CIMA
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.53%) XenApp
4 5 (2.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.01%) XenServer
5 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.51%) vCloud
6 1 (0.51%) Xen
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) SCOM
2 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (14.14%) VMware
2 23 (11.62%) Citrix
3 21 (10.61%) Cisco
4 15 (7.58%) HP
5 11 (5.56%) Oracle
6 10 (5.05%) Dell
7 6 (3.03%) IBM
8 5 (2.53%) NetApp
9 4 (2.02%) Sage
10 3 (1.52%) Avaya
11 2 (1.01%) Epicor
11 2 (1.01%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.01%) Veeam
12 1 (0.51%) Spiceworks
12 1 (0.51%) Twitter
12 1 (0.51%) Draytek
12 1 (0.51%) Panasonic
12 1 (0.51%) Siemens
12 1 (0.51%) Veritas
12 1 (0.51%) AppSense
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